YANGSHUO: China’s Most Beautiful Mountains | Best Things To Do


Is this the most beautiful place in China? We left Hong Kong and crossed the border into
China. After an entire day of trains and buses we
arrived in Yangshuo. An area made famous by it’s distinctive limestone
mountains that stretch on for miles. Serious Jurassic Park vibes. In this film, I’m going to show you all of
the best things to do in Yangshuo, China. Starting with the town itself, then the best
viewpoints, our accommodation, the national park and ending with what I think is the most beautiful
spot for sunset. If there’s anything you’re particularly interested
in, go down to the description and I’ve some timestamps next to subject headings, so you
can skip to the part of the video that interests you the most. Let’s get into it. I had a certain idea of what Yangshuo would
be like. I expected beautiful nature, which there is
in abundance. But if you’re expecting complete serenity,
you may be in for a shock. Yangshuo is a very busy, noisy town with
hundreds of bars and plenty of nightlife options. The city centre is also home to some of the
best views in the area. Morning, let’s find some views. The most stunning view over the mountains
is a local secret. And by that I mean almost every backpacker
knows about it. You can even see it from the main walking
street. But getting up to what is known as the TV
tower viewpoint is a whole other thing. It’s technically not open to the public and
it’s a pretty demanding climb up. The route starts from the centre of town but
the way up is hidden in a maze of local streets and back alleys. We visited in July, which is the height of
summer in China, so we started early to avoid the heat. So, as you may have noticed from… this. The hike is pretty strenuous. Pretty? VERY strenuous. Oh my god, we’ve found a new Pokemon. It actually is! The TV tower has a lone employee who lives
at the top of the mountain and he lets people in for 10 yuan. But if he’s not in, you can’t get entry, so
luckily for us, he was there. Is it 10 each? So the gate looked like it was closed, but
we shouted through and a guy came out luckily. Oh my god, this view! You’re such a vlogger right now. Travel vlogger. The way up is quite difficult to find and
it’s not signposted or anything. So we used a route on ILP blog which is really
really good. It’s got loads of photos. So I’ll link that down below because they’ll
do a much better job of explaining it that I will. If climbing sketchy mountains in the height
of summer isnt really your bag, then you can actually get some much easier views at the
Yangshuo city park. A busy blend of street vendors, chess players
and sometimes even dancing and karaoke. After a short climb, you can get some really
nice views over the city. During any trip to Yangshuo, your choice of
accommodation is pretty vital. We stayed in a little oasis of peace at the
Sudder Street Guesthouse. Located a nice distance from the busy town,
it’s the perfect place to retreat after a day of seeing the sights. You can get a dorm for as little as £3 a
night and you can even treat yourself to a private double room with balcony for £18. Of course, the main event in Yangshuo is the
national park. Where you can take the famous bamboo raft
down the Li River. Most people rent a moped or a bicycle to get
around the sights, we chose the latter for the crazy cheap price of £3 a day. Thank you. Emma’s chosen a hat for me. Spot the tourist. I’m a local. There are several cycling routes around the
national park, all very easy to follow. And rather than list of all of the best things
to see, my advice to you is just to ride around and explore for yourself. Stop when you want to stop and honestly, there’s
something beautiful around every turn. Especially when it’s this hot, you’ve to make
the most of all of the stops you can. So we just stopped off at this little roadside
cafe and we found this little waterside viewing point. So hot. I’ve never known sweat like this. What is this? To end your day, take a relaxing bamboo raft
trip down the river. Relaxing as it is, it does feel like the Pirates
of the Caribbean ride at some points. So back on the bikes again now, and we’re
going to head up to Moon Hill, which is a natural archway with some amazing views apparently. So should be good! Another bike ride, another dance with death. Its alright, it’s only 800 stairs up. Even though we didn’t get a clear sky for
sunset, Moon Hill is absolutely stunning and we had it all to ourselves. The path literally comes out right under the
archway, it’s amazing. There was only one thing that seemed fitting
enough to add to this ending.Next time on the One Shot Adventures China
Series. Is Yangshuo’s neighbour even more beautiful? Thank you so much for watching guys, make
sure you subscribe to the channel and the next episode drops next week!

100 thoughts on “YANGSHUO: China’s Most Beautiful Mountains | Best Things To Do

  • Thanks so much for watching! If you want to see more of my 13 part China Series, you can find every video in this playlist: https://tinyurl.com/y3q23ena

    But come on, let's hear your Pokemon names ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • So many incredible views! Although don't think I could handle that summer heat, I'd need to visit in the off season. And the Jurassic Park tribute end at the end was beautiful, may have even brought a tear to my eye (or it might just be allergies ha!)

  • Love your videos! So cinematic and edited well with great info. Haha wasn't expecting all that crazy nightlife in Yangshou after seeing the countryside views! China is so interesting.

  • Dude! Loved it! Brought back so many memories, I wish I knew about the TV antenna spot when I was there ๐Ÿ˜ญ Also glad to see you got a proper bamboo raft cause ours was made from PVC pipes ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Really like what you are doing with the infotainment mate, I might just have to copy the style! haha

  • I seriously love your stuff…I watch your vids even before you post them on c/t When the BBC hires you to do documentaries, remember us small youtubers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • so beautiful! What an experience! I want to go so bad! I'll be saving this video to help me plan my trip when I eventually go. You give a lot of good information! This is exactly the type of stuff I love!!!

  • Wow, I really want to go to Yangshuo now! The views from that TV Tower hill were incredible. You definitely looked like the heat & humidity were taking a toll on you, haha! I felt similarly in South Dakota hiking to the Hippie Hole. April and I laughed out loud a couple of times–fun to feel like we know you a bit better now! Another excellent episode ๐Ÿ‘

  • really nice! all the news I see about china are polluted rivers and air, only some of my friends are saying that architecture is good in china and then this…I like nature in my travel so I think I'll add china to my travel list

  • After watching more videos of yours, i have to say this. You have the perfect voice for this kind of voiceovers. ๐Ÿคฃ Thanks for sharing this. Your style of travel vlogs is one of my favourites. That trip to the top was so worth it. I can be an armchair traveler for now watching your videos. ๐Ÿคฃ

  • Superb edit as always, well should say with every new video your edit is getting better and better! Keep it up bro!

  • I had no idea there was stuff like this in China. It's never been high on my must-see list if I'm honest, but this kinda changes my mind! The mountains remind me a little of Vietnam?

  • This is so amazingly beautiful! That bamboo raft trip is so cool! Moon Hill looks really cool too! What a neat place!

  • Wow my father in law just returned from these mountains and they are just breathtaking, looks like you would get quite the workout for some!

  • Wow!!! Those limestone mountains were so beautiful!!! Storybook quality. Did not expect that night life, haha. Thanks for taking us on that climb. That did not look easy :O Enjoyed the sites in the city park. Loved the sunset location! c/t

  • Ya, those mountains look so cool! The nightlife looks crazy. Haha, new pokemon!! Does look like a tough hike. Oh, i like that park with the lake. The hotel looks pretty cool. The bamboo raft seems so fun! Moonhill looks cool too with the hole! LOL at the Jurassic park ending.

  • So cool to see so many living and thriving in and amongst nature like that. Your footage is great. And that nightlife looks to die for also.

  • Honestly, this looks like it came straight out of a fantasy novel XD
    Amazing vlog, I loved it! Subbed #470 ๐Ÿ™‚ c/t

  • It doesn't look like China at all! We are all used to see the buildings and crowded cities but this is so beautiful and completely different! Looks straight out of a fantasy book!

  • Love seeing all the lush landscape. I have yet to get to China, but I would love to go to see some of this beautiful scenery.

  • It is really amazing, and despite how beautiful it is it doesn't really looks touristic. This limestone hills are really like from another planet!

  • Fantastic video! Can't wait for the rest of the series, I'm going to have to go back and visit Yangshuo again for that great viewpoint (been there twice and never thought to climb up there!!)

  • Your video is so amazing, what a nice editing. I think I should take some courses to be like you. I really enjoyed the video a lot =)

  • Oh wow that view from the TV tower was certainly worth the strenuous walk up, lucky that guy was in!! Loved watching this and now subscriber ๐Ÿ™‚ Also cycling the national park looks ace

  • Loving your videos! Iยดm also a fellow traveller and I post travel videos. I would be really happy if you would like to check them out too. Keep up the great work!

  • Yay China. I've heard that Yangshuo is beautiful so I may have to take a trip myself. It's crazy that I'm currently living in Beijing, and I've barely adventured around. I am planning to take more trips out though, around China. I have no excuse. Nice video. The view was really great

  • Firstly I absolutely love your videography – so professional! And secondly, your voice is AMAZINGLY suited for the videos. Such a fantastic job! Love it. – Triple P c/t

  • Jeez that must've been tough climbing that mountain with your camera gear but those views were great. Great video, excited for the rest of your China adventures.

  • The mountains there are so gorgeous! I so want to try the bamboo raft. That is a lot of hiking in the heat.

  • Thanks for sharing, Ryan… China is truly massive and I do hope you'd explore China further. It's a country full of amazing geological wonders.

  • Wow! Your videos are next level! I looked at the camera gear you are using and that camera is officially the next one I'll get ๐Ÿ˜‰ So many awesome things to do in Yangshuo! From cycling around the city to an amazing bamboo raft ride down the river! It looks like such a cool place to see and explore! The view from the tower hill was gorgeous!Awesome video mate!! Keep up the fantastic work!

  • That bamboo raft trip is calling my name! Has to be such a cool experience and the views in the national park are gorgeous! Great job on this video!

  • Hiked up to the top of the lookout in xing ping in the dark to catch the sunrise…honestly one of the most surreal experiences of my life. Wanna go back some day!

  • wow, that view! Totally worth the hike and the fee. Your guest house looked pretty sweet too. Private room with a balcony for 18 sounds great to me. Especially as it has a pool to cool off in… China has just bumped up my list a few notches!

  • Yes so excited for a new episode! The views up in the mountain areas are incredible. Those mountains looks so unique almost like giant hershey kisses. The night light looked pretty crazy there

  • Amazing video – I'm planning to take a long trip to China and Japan when my sons leave school in a few years time. Yangshuo and the national park are definitely on my must-see list now

  • My sister lives in China and always asks me to visit but now after watching this I certainly want to! Beautiful!!

  • So beautiful! If I didnt read the title I would have thought it was Vietnam or somewhere else in SE Asia! I have to say that I really like your vlog style man. Seriously some of the most engaging and fresh stuff that ive come across in a while in the travel scene. Keep it up and this channel will be a massive success for you! Suuuuuuuuubbed =D

  • I would love to explore Yangshuo for many days. Is it like Amsterdam of the East? Because at least the night life says it! Can't stress enough on how much I am loving your edit, the cinematic feel & the colour grading! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Your voiceover is always amazing, and really just your voice in general – it truly helps tell the story. I love the tips you sprinkle throughout the video, if we wanted to do a similar trip. Thanks for posting! -c/t

  • We enjoyed the tavel guide/vlog! Lots to see in this area obviously! We didn't really go to any touristy places during our time in China as we were hitchhiking and didn't have time. We really want to go back and check out these amazing places! Thanks for sharing!

  • Incredible stuff. really great places and glad you showed us this part of China instead of the tall towers etc. I loved the serene!! c/t

  • Those limestone mountains just look so epic. Matthias has been to China several times, but so far only to cities like Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing (work-related). We'd love to take a couple of weeks once to travel the true China, like you're doing. So many landscapes to explore in rural China! Again loving your storytelling, B-Roll and transitions. Haha, you at 05:17 ๐Ÿ˜‚ #notouristatall Keep it up! Curious for more! Doris & Matthias ๐Ÿป

  • I had a friend that went to China many decades ago. I remember the mountain photos looking just like this. I liked the hidden staircase route up. The archway had fun signs. No nearing.

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    hello you have a nice channel and we stopped to see China … you have passed very well that place … good and compliments. subscribe gladly and if you pass by our travel channel ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • i see and feel your struggle at 3:19 hahaha that's really a difficult climb.. but the view is perfect… i love your take on the ending ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Watched this again for ya. It's cool to pick up on different things you say or camera angles when you re-watch! That night-life could rival Times Square in NYC. I'm curious to know your favorite part of Yangshuo?

  • Wow, his brought back so many memories! I was there in 2006, while backpacking through Asia. Truly one of the best experiences of my life.

  • I'm mesmerised by your cinematography and storytelling every single time… so love your style! How long are you in China for? I need to head back and explore my native home!

  • Whaat this city in the middle of poky mountains is busy like that ?? wow I was not expecting that haha but it's a must see and accomodation is cheeeap ! Gosh China was not really on my list but thanks to you it is now !
    I love your videos format, I had to subscribe !

  • I was there in June and it was hot as hell. I passed on the TV tower but now I want to go back for that view.. ๐Ÿ™‚ The Xiangggong mountain/hill is also stunning

  • I love your series of videos! They are stunningly cinematic. I am witnessing a young YouTuber growing!

  • Thank you for promoting the area where we live. Great video and I love how you introduce some of our hidden spots such as TV tower and Yangshuo Park viewpoint. It made me laugh the part when your girlfriend/ travel companion corrected your word "pretty strenuous".ย Did not mean to correct you but just thought you might want to know the river where you did the bamboo rafting is Yulong River, not Li River. The dessert your girlfriend/travel companion had on 05:59'' is a traditional local dessert with turtle sell jelly, bean jelly, Chinese Pearl Barley, tremella and some season fruits. Keep up the great work for your vlog, they are awesome!

  • Came across your video of travels via the screenshot of win 10 of moon hill amazing video and beyond crazy place to see excellent video , yangshuo is 100 % on my bucket list , going to watch rest of your adventures great job even the Jurassic park theme song lol

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  • Love you everything about this video. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ thanks for sharing.

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  • Thinking about traveling to China when it's the vacation, your vids are great showcases of not so popular places in China:D

  • If any of you guys have the opportunity to go, take it! This place is amazing! The view from TV tower at sunrise is breathtaking.

  • Love your humour and low key approach! Very well-edited too. I'm heading to Yangshuo in two weeks myself, to practice my Mandarin and volunteer as an English teacher. This video made me even more excited!

  • Your video is amazing! But I have to say Yangshuo is not the best beautiful place in China, itโ€™s just the most famous to the westerners. The most beautiful place are the brilliant snow mounts and huge valleys and crystal blue lakes in Sichuan, Yunnan, Tibet and Xinjiang

  • Hello, I'm flying to Guilin and Yangshuo early next week and have two questions- would you recommend one or two full days, and would I be paying too much at Y400 per night for a good room? You mentioned good rooms for a half this… Thanks. I'm also a Brit by the way…

  • Next time climb to the top of the moon hill, there is a 15 mins path (hidden) that takes you all the way up for a 360 view. Fantastic sunset spot.

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